Wisdom as Solomon’s Counselor and Comfort

Daily Verse Reading – Wisdom 8:9-16solomon_asking_for_wisdom

9 So I determined to take her to live with me,
knowing that she would be my counselor while all was well,
and my comfort in care and grief.
10 Because of her, I have glory among the multitudes,
and esteem from the elders, though I am but a youth.
11 I shall become keen in judgment,
and shall be a marvel before rulers.
12 They will wait while I am silent and listen when I speak;
and when I shall speak the more,
they will put their hands upon their mouths.[a]
13 Because of her I shall have immortality
and leave to those after me an everlasting memory.
14 I shall govern peoples, and nations will be my subjects—
15 tyrannical princes, hearing of me, will be afraid;
in the assembly, I shall appear noble, and in war courageous.
16 Entering my house, I shall take my repose beside her;
For association with her involves no bitterness
and living with her no grief,
but rather joy and gladness.

8:12 Hands upon their mouths: a sign of respect for unanswerable wisdom; cf. Jb 40:4.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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